Hey, the 80′s called. They want their sound back, but Class Actress holds on tight to electro-pop right here in twenty-ten! Thank goodness for that! And also a special thanks to the collaboration gods who brought Elizabeth Harper and producers Scott Rosenthal and Mark Richardson together.
Hamburg based producer/DJ Tensnake definitely has a very unique and fresh perspective on what would be interpreted as a sort of modern take on disco/80’s Boogie. His new EP entitled “Coma Cat”, released in early 2010 under Permanent Vacation Records, gives you some insight as to the minimalistic yet extraordinarily catchy style of Tensnake
Jamie Lidell is a musical Jack-of-all-trades. He proved himself as a electronic producer/singer with Cristian Vogel as Super_Collider before going solo. He is well known for layering his own voice on tracks. Whether it is beat-boxing, singing lyrics or just singing a melody, he is a vocal one man band.
On April 6th Fol Chen, an avant-pop group from Highland Park, unleashed their new single “In Ruins” and within a week it reached the #4 spot on Hype Machine’s “most blogged about bands on the internet”. Last week the group dropped a free “In Ruins” EP which included remixes by up-and-comers Baths and Keepaway as [...]
It’s almost Friday so I thought I’d bring a little R&B groovin’ to our weekend. I happened upon this “cinematic soul” act by accident last week and cannot stop listening. El Michels Affair is the creation of two former band mates Leon Michels and Nick Movshon. They along with eight other former members of the [...]
I’m a big fan of the duo. Musical duos are especially good. Sam & Dave, Hall & Oates, Outkast, and Simon & Garfunkel are some of my favorite artists ever. Something about the dynamic of 2 people’s skill sets complimenting each other just works for me. And when two people get together and create something [...]
Baths is twenty-one year old Will Wiesendfeld and he is about to put Chatsworth, California on the map. As of late he has created a nice little buzz for himself in the blogosphere. Pitchfork has already posted a couple of his tracks, he has recently signed to
Electronica saw a lot of expansion in the last half of the naughty ought’s. While greats like Tiesto and Oakenfold reined the heavens of yore while playing out Vegas residencies, the genres that brought you John Coltrane and Daft Punk spawned a generation of live electronica that marries the inspiration of ethereal synths with the draw of a good band. Don’t believe me? Get to know STS9 and EOTO. In the meantime, meet Pretty Lights.
The Australian electro funk man is back! Yes after two years we finally have new material from Sam Sparro. The track is produced by Dutch production duo Mason and features rapper DMC from the iconic rap group Run DMC. So what happens when you take one of the most influential hip hop artists of all [...]
HEALTH is an experimental noise rock band from Los Angeles gearing up to release their second remixed album on Lovepump United called DISCO2. I saw HEALTH open for electro-punk rock group Crystal Castles the other night and as soon as I heard them perform the only new material off their up-coming album, a track by [...]
In my book the Gorillaz have never failed to deliver an album short of praise. Each album an anthem of its time, working in the sounds we subconsciously associated with the group : down-tempo rapping, high-pitched crooning, disco synths over loping reggae bass lines, yet always in a completely new way. Plastic Beach brings together [...]
Max Tannone did it again. The NYC producer and DJ who delivered us the irresistible Jay-Z/Radiohead mashup album, Jaydiohead, just dropped his latest gem. Mos Dub, pits the lyrical stylings of Mos Def against the classic sounds of vintage reggae and its latter day cousin, dub. Sure it’s a mashup album, but its organic feel [...]